Cedartown cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexCedartownGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8294100
IndexCedartownGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9496100
Groceries index94100100
Health care index8094100
Housing index5787100
Transportation index8996100
Utilities index9697100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Cedartown, GA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Georgia the cost of living index in Cedartown, GA is 82, which is 13% lower than the average in Georgia and compared to the national average it is 18% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Cedartown, GA goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Georgia and are 6% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Cedartown is 13% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Cedartown is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cedartown is 43% lower than the national average.
  • Georgia general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Georgia state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$38,134$3,178$890$1,144
Renters$21,215$1,768$495$637
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Cedartown, GA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Cedartown, GA have a median income of $38,134. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $890 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $21,215, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $495.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Cedartown, GA is the Georgia sales tax and Georgia income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Georgia sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Georgia income tax rates range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemCedartownNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $29.20$34.6815.8%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $7.00$4.3959.4%

Groceries

ItemCedartownNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4615.3%
Milk $2.05$2.3613.0%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.83$8.639.3%

Health Care

ItemCedartownNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.00$99.7813.8%
Doctor $79.00$105.0324.8%
Dentist $74.40$88.7016.1%
Ibuprofen $9.36$9.410.6%
Lipitor $215.26$298.5027.9%

Housing

ItemCedartownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,600.00$175,700.0049.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $821.09$1,081.0324.0%
Apartment Rent $663.00$920.0027.9%

Transportation

ItemCedartownNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.4%
Tire Balancing $38.91$45.2914.1%

Utilities

ItemCedartownNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.64$170.801.7%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Buchanan, GA1,20982-18%
Lindale, GA4,26685-15%
Rockmart, GA4,17490-10%
Cave Spring, GA1,35384-16%
Aragon, GA1,16491-9%
Cedartown, GA9,76082-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Hyde Park, NY9,76416868%
Royse City, TX9,7551033%
Washington, NC9,7681033%
Monmouth, OR9,7691099%
Waynesville, NC9,77095-5%
Cedartown, GA9,76082-18%
Source: The Cedartown, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.